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PowerPoint Web App encountered an error. Please try again.


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Ever seen this error? I cam across this in a new environment and was befuddled for a short while. Then, also realizing it was a new environment, I’d thought to check the service applications in Central Administration (Central Administration > Application Management > Service Applications > Manage Service Applications).

There was the problem – there was no service application configured for PowerPoint! So, the moral of this short blog post is, when using Office Web Applications in SharePoint 2010, and you receive an error similar to this, be sure to check your service applications, and make sure they exist!

This has been a Public Service Application Announcement.

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About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal Architects, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 13 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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